John Peel

Is the window to the past closing?

Many of us take credit for discovering the magic and wonder of Cedar Mesa, convinced it was vastly unexplored when we showed up.

In some eyes, it still is a wonderland. But word of mouth and the Internet have hastened the end of its waning anonymity. Innumerable blogs and YouTube videos illustrate the area’s remote canyons and ruins...

John Peel is Features Editor at The Durango Herald. He can be reached at

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